Malicious email volume

The request was refused by Food Standards Agency.

Dear Food Standards Agency,

Please find below my FOI request regarding malicious emails sent to the department.

The date range for the requests is from 2018 to present day. The data shall include a breakdown by year and by individual departments (e.g. separate departments, agencies, or public bodies within the main government agency), if applicable.

1. How many malicious emails have been successfully blocked?
2. What percentage of malicious emails were opened by staff?
3. What percentage of malicious links in the emails were clicked on by staff?
4. How many ransomware attacks were blocked by the department?
5. How many ransomware attacks were successful?

Yours faithfully,
Rebecca Moody

FOI, Food Standards Agency

Dear Rebecca,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information to the Food Standards
Agency.

 

Your request for information is as follows: 

 

The date range for the requests is from 2018 to present day. The data
shall include a breakdown by year and by individual departments (e.g.
separate departments, agencies, or public bodies within the main
government agency), if applicable:

1. How many malicious emails have been successfully blocked?

2. What percentage of malicious emails were opened by staff?

3. What percentage of malicious links in the emails were clicked on by
staff?

4. How many ransomware attacks were blocked by the department?

5. How many ransomware attacks were successful?

 

Your request for information is being handled under the terms of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act). 

 

As required by the Act, we aim to respond to your request for information
within the statutory timeframe of 20 working days from the date it was
received. Your request was received on 12 November 2021; therefore you
should expect to receive a response by 10 December 2021.. 

 

If, for reasons permitted under the FOI Act, we are unable to meet this
deadline, we will keep you fully informed and let you know when you should
expect a full response. 

  

If you have any queries about this email please respond to us
directly. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any
future communications. 

 

To see how we manage your personal data, please go to our [1]Privacy
Notice for Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Requests  
on the FSA’s website [2]www.food.gov.uk 

 

  

Yours sincerely 

 

 

Bolanle Ojoye

Senior FOI Advisor

020 72768612 / ext 18612

07790 565454

 

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FOI, Food Standards Agency

Dear Rebecca

 

Apologies, however the reference number quoted below is incorrect.

 

It should be FOI 2785. I have corrected it in the subject line above;
please use this is any future communications.

 

Regards

 

Bolanle Ojoye

Senior FOI Advisor

020 72768612 / ext 18612

07790 565454

 

From: FOI <[email address]>
Sent: 15 November 2021 10:38
To: [FOI #805755 email]
Cc: FOI <[email address]>
Subject: Our ref: FOI 2485 – Your request for information to the Food
Standards Agency

 

Dear Rebecca,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information to the Food Standards
Agency.

 

Your request for information is as follows: 

 

The date range for the requests is from 2018 to present day. The data
shall include a breakdown by year and by individual departments (e.g.
separate departments, agencies, or public bodies within the main
government agency), if applicable:

1. How many malicious emails have been successfully blocked?

2. What percentage of malicious emails were opened by staff?

3. What percentage of malicious links in the emails were clicked on by
staff?

4. How many ransomware attacks were blocked by the department?

5. How many ransomware attacks were successful?

 

Your request for information is being handled under the terms of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act). 

 

As required by the Act, we aim to respond to your request for information
within the statutory timeframe of 20 working days from the date it was
received. Your request was received on 12 November 2021; therefore you
should expect to receive a response by 10 December 2021.. 

 

If, for reasons permitted under the FOI Act, we are unable to meet this
deadline, we will keep you fully informed and let you know when you should
expect a full response. 

  

If you have any queries about this email please respond to us
directly. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any
future communications. 

 

To see how we manage your personal data, please go to our [1]Privacy
Notice for Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Requests  
on the FSA’s website [2]www.food.gov.uk 

 

  

Yours sincerely 

 

 

Bolanle Ojoye

Senior FOI Advisor

020 72768612 / ext 18612

07790 565454

 

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Geoff Thompson, Food Standards Agency

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Dear Rebecca,

 

Please find attached a response to your FOI request.

 

Your sincerely,

 

Geoff Thompson

 

 

Geoff Thompson

Security Architect/Deputy Security Advisor

Knowledge, Information Management and Security KIMS

Food Standards Agency

Foss House, Peasholme Green

York, YO1 7PR

Email: [1][email address]

 

Tel: 07766923774 (Mobile)

[2]www.food.gov.uk

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